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Mihail Zilbermint, M.D.

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  • Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Suburban Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)


Languages: English, Romanian, Russian


Adrenal Diseases, Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Thyroid Diseases more

Research Interests

Diabetes mellitus; Adrenal disease; Pituitary tumors; Primary aldosteronism; Cushing syndrome; Genetics more


Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 map

Howard County General Hospital

5755 Cedar Lane
Columbia, MD 21044 map

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map


Dr. Mihail “Misha” Zilbermint is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is the Chair of Department of Medicine, Chief and Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD.

After completing endocrinology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, he established Endocrine Hospitalist and Inpatient Diabetes Management Service at Suburban Hospital, a specialized clinical consultation program designed to promote better glycemic control in hospitalized patients. This initiative helped save his hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars by reducing the length of stay of patients with diabetes. His specialized diabetes team won the Johns Hopkins Innovations in Clinical Care Award in 2017.

Dr. Zilbermint's research interests include diabetes initiatives, hypoglycemia reductiongenetic causes of hypertension, primary aldosteronism, rare adrenal tumors and interconnections between diabetes and climate change.

Dr. Zilbermint was one of the first to deploy inpatient diabetes telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is a passionate educator and teaches endocrinology fellows, hospitalists, pharmacy residents, and nurse practitioners. Dr. Zilbermint is currently perusing Masters in Business Administration at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with the goal of developing high-quality hospital-based endocrine practices. more


  • Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Suburban Hospital
  • Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Suburban Hospital
  • Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Suburban Hospital
  • Co-Lead, Armstrong Institute Diabetes Clinical Communities, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; State Medical and Pharmaceutical University N. Testemitanu (2003)


  • Internal Medicine; St Agnes Hospital (2012)


  • Endocrinology; National Institutes of Health (2015)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2012)

Additional Training

  • American Heart Association / Advanced Cardiac Life Support license
  • American Heart Association / Basic Life Support license
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD / Certificate in Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research
  • Maryland Board of Physicians / Physician and Surgeon, (D0073707)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Mandel SR, Langan S, Mathioudakis NN, Sidhaye AR, Bashura H, Bie JY, Mackay P, Tucker C, Demidowich AP, Simonds WF, Jha S, Ebenuwa I, Kantsiper M, Howell EE, Wachter P, Golden SH, Zilbermint M. Retrospective study of inpatient diabetes management service, length of stay and 30-day readmission rate of patients with diabetes at a community hospital. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2019; 9(2): 64-73

Shelton C, Demidowich AP, Zilbermint M. Inpatient Diabetes Management During the COVID-19 Crisis: Experiences From Two Community Hospitals. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2020;14(4):780-782

Haque WZ, Demidowich AP, Sidhaye A, Golden SH, Zilbermint M. The Financial Impact of an Inpatient Diabetes Management Service. Curr Diab Rep. 2021 Jan 15;21(2):5. doi: 10.1007/s11892-020-01374-0

Zilbermint M. The Endocrine Hospitalist: Enhancing the Quality of Diabetes Care. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021 May 6:19322968211007908. doi: 10.1177/19322968211007908

Shelton C, Demidowich AP, Motevalli M, Sokolinsky S, MacKay P, Tucker C, Abundo C, Peters E, Gooding R, Hackett M, Wedler J, Alexander LA, Barry L, Flynn M, Rios P, Fulda CL, Young MF, Kahl B, Pummer E, Mathioudakis NN, Sidhaye A, Howell EE, Rotello L, Zilbermint M. Retrospective Quality Improvement Study of Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia and Implementation of Hospital-Wide Initiatives. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021 Apr 21:19322968211008513. doi: 10.1177/19322968211008513

Activities & Honors


  • History of Medicine Award, State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, 2001
  • Samuel A. Goldsmith Award for communal service, 2007
  • Travel award from St. Agnes Hospital for the 93rd Endocrine Society meeting in Boston, MA, 2011
  • Second place at the St. Agnes Hospital’s Research Competition, 2011
  • European Society of Endocrinology Basic Science Meeting Grant, 2012
  • International Society of Endocrinology Travel Grant, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the American College of Physicians, 2012
  • Travel Award for Early Career Forum at the 16th International Congress of Endocrinology, The Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting, 2014
  • Drexel College of Medicine Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching nominee, 2014
  • International Society of Endocrinology Travel Grant, 2014
  • Best Poster Award, Mid-Atlantic Chapter of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2014
  • Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Conference Travel Award, The Endocrine Society, 2014
  • Type 1 Diabetes Fellow Travel Award, The Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award, The Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Clinical Fellows Abstract Award in Cardiovascular Endocrinology, The Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Innovations in Clinical Care Award, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2017
  • Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Award, The Endocrine Society's 100th Annual Meeting, 2018
  • Member, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Academy of Clinical Excellence, Class of 2019, 2019
  • High Value Practice Award at the third annual Architecture of High Value Health Care Conference in Baltimore, MD, 2019
  • Fellow, American College of Endocrinology


  • The Endocrine Society
  • The American College of Physicians
  • European Society of Endocrinology
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American Thyroid Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Association for Clinical and Translational Science

Videos & Media

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Getting More Than They Give, Johns Hopkins Medicine (August 26, 2021)

The Impacts of COVID-19 on Diabetes and Insulin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (June 10, 2021)

Inside Addition: Managing Diabetes in a Community Hospital Setting, Endocrine News (June 7, 2021)

In-Hospital Glucose Management Program Gives Dramatic Savings, Medscape (May 5, 2021)

A new COVID-19 side effect? Some patients are developing sudden onset diabetes, CTV (March 15, 2021)

Podcast COVID-19 and Diabetes, Public Health on Call (March 8, 2021)

Researchers Identify Link Between COVID-19 and New Diabetes Cases, Everyday Health (March 1, 2021)

New diabetes cases linked to covid-19, The Washington Post (February 1, 2021)

A Moment’s Notice: Good Habits for Being On Call, Endocrine News (November 16, 2020)

Why Climate Change Is Different for People With Diabetes, EndocrineWeb (November 09, 2020)

All About Insulin, Endocrineweb (September 08, 2020)

Endocrine Hospitalist-Led Service Improves Diabetes Care, Medscape (July 10, 2020)

Viral Load: A Look at One Endocrinologist’s Practice During the COVID-19 Crisis, Endocrine News (April 2020)

Diabetes, heart problems and redundant imaging scans among Johns Hopkins-led performance improvement topics on ‘high-value care',  HealthCare Business News (November 18, 2019)

Johns Hopkins experts to present important topics at Architecture of High Value Health Care Conference, News Medical (November 17, 2019)

Suburban Hospital’s Personalized Diabetes Plans Help Patients Improve Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine (October 18, 2019)

In the House: How Inpatient Diabetes Teams Can Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs, Endocrine News (September 12, 2019)

Weekly Progress Notes August 28, Johns Hopkins Medicine (August 28, 2019)

Rare ARMC5 gene variant linked with hypertension in black adults, Healio (July 24, 2019)

Researchers use genomics to better understand blood pressure, Health Data Management (July 08,  2019)   

Study Finds Connection Between Genetics and Hypertension Risk, HealthITAnalytics (July 08, 2019)

Study Finds Genetic Variants Associated with Hypertension in Blacks Clinical OMICs (July 5, 2019)

Gene variant may increase blood pressure in black people, UPI (JULY 5, 2019)

NIH Researchers Link Gene to High Blood Pressure Risk in Black Individuals, Technology Networks  (July 04, 2019)

NIH scientists link genetics to risk of high blood pressure among blacks, EurekAlert (July 3, 2019) 

NIH scientists link genetics to risk of high blood pressure among blacks, National Institutes of Health (July 3, 2019) 

New Study Highlights Benefits of Specialized Programs for Hospitalized Diabetes Patients, Suburban Hospital (May 1, 2019)

Cushing Syndrome in Pregnancy: When to Suspect and How to Treat, Endocrinology Advisor (January 31, 2019)

Hungry Bone Syndrome, Johns Hopkins Medicine (2018)

New FDA Approval for Diabetes Medications That Also Benefit Cardiovascular Health. Diabetes Self-Management Magazine. (November 10, 2017)

First Person: Happy Campers, Endocrine News, (July 7, 2017)

Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, ScienceBlog, (February 12, 2017)

Cushing's syndrome: Could analyzing hair confirm diagnosis? Medical News Today, (February 10, 2017)

Hair Cortisol in the Evaluation of Cushing Syndrome, MedicalResearch, (February 10, 2017)

Hair Test for Cushing Syndrome?, Medpage Today, (February 09, 2017)

Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, NIH researchers report, National Institutes of Health (February 9, 2017)

Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing syndrome, researchers report, MedicalXpress, (February 9, 2017)

2016 Retreat Mihail Zilbermint, The NICHD Connection (2016)

Ask the Expert: Living it Up While Living With Diabetes, Ask the Expert, Suburban Hospital (December 16, 2015)

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